BWAY Corporation Engineer, Quality in Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

BWAY is one of the largest manufacturers of rigid metal and plastic containers in North America. Our diverse products and broad geographic reach have made us a market leader in the general line packaging industry. BWAY offers comprehensive packaging for a wide variety of applications. BWAY is an Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities/females/vets/disability.

Purpose and Scope: This position is accountable for the development, implementation, evaluation and support of quality system activities at the BWAY Chicago facility. Specific activities include: evaluation of current practices against standard operating quality principles and existing procedures; development of new or revised procedures as necessary; analyze and interpret process and product data to assess capability, and develop new or modified approaches to improve capability, reliability or compliance to specifications; assess the impact of changes through use of appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools; assist where necessary in resolving repetitive or complex problems; preparation and maintenance of quality system documentation.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Utilizing a process approach, evaluate existing practices and conduct gap analyses against international quality system standards and existing procedures. Develop and propose modifications to close the gaps.

  • Analyze and interpret process and product data using appropriate tools for improvement in capability, reliability and compliance

  • Validate process and product changes to ensure desired results are achieved and sustainable.

  • Facilitate or participate on improvement teams directed at resolving repetitive or complex problems.

  • Assess measurement systems to ensure reliable process and product measurement data. Develop/propose modifications when results are unacceptable.

  • Provide training and conduct audits at appropriate intervals to ensure implementation and sustainability.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably in science or engineering discipline. Other degrees are acceptable with appropriate quality assurance experience.

  • Knowledge of product, application, and/or quality assurance concepts usually gained through 3 to 5 years combined experience in Engineering, Manufacturing, and/or Quality Assurance functions.

  • Desired attainment of nationally recognized certification in the areas of quality engineering (e.g., American Society for Quality CQE, CRE, CMQ/OE).

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of quality or process improvement models such as DMAIC, 8D, PDCA, DMADV.

  • Working knowledge of statistical and qualitative methods for quality improvement:

  • SPC

  • Process Capability

  • MSA

  • Process Approach


  • Design of Experiments

  • ISO 9000

  • Quality Auditing

  • Basic Hypotheses Testing

  • Basic quality improvement tools

  • Food Safety Standards is desired

  • APQP

  • Familiarity with SPC software packages, working knowledge of Infinity/Proficient® desirable.

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work alone, or in a team environment with limited supervision.

  • Candidate should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and must be able to function in a multi-tasking capacity.

  • Excellent computer and data analysis skills. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. SAP & Data Analysis (such as Minitab) experience a plus.


  • Attention to Communication

  • Results Orientation

  • Managing Performance

  • Managing Change

Employee Type: Full-Time

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Type: Engineering

Experience: Not Specified

Date Posted: 8/20/2017